Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is an extremely useful treatment that our dentists can use to solve a number of different problems with your smile. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Syed Masihuddin or Dr. Pankaj Puri, for a dental crown in Warwick, New York, call the team at Merchant Square Dental at 845-986-1732 today.

A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gumline, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentists will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.

Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including to:

  • Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
  • Anchor and attach a dental bridge
  • Cover and complete a dental implant
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Improve a misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weak
  • Support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains

To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!

frequently asked questions

Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, and a combination of materials. Each material has its advantages and is chosen based on factors such as the tooth’s location, the patient’s preference, and the dentist’s recommendation.

The lifespan of a dental crown can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene practices, chewing habits, and the material used. On average, dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more with proper care and maintenance.

The dental crown procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring that you don’t feel any pain during the process. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

The process of getting a dental crown usually requires two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth, take impressions, and place a temporary crown. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the permanent crown is custom-made. In the second visit, typically a couple of weeks later, the permanent crown is placed and adjusted for proper fit and comfort.